A couple of lightning delays did little to impede the Lady Braves soccer team from snatching its fifth straight win Saturday. Ottawa University topped visiting Bethany College 3-0 at Peoples Bank Field in Ottawa.
The No. 14 Lady Braves have now won their last five matches by a combined score of 21-2. All of those wins have come against conference opponents.
Caroline Jenkins, forward, continued her stellar senior season, scoring all three goals for OU. Her first came less than two minutes into the contest, putting Ottawa up 1-0 at the 1:11 mark off assists by Ady Barazza, junior midfielder, and Samantha Mendoza, senior defender.
Jenkins scored again at the 34:51 mark in the first half, just before a second weather delay, assisted by Barazza again.
Ottawa’s final goal came at the 53:57 mark in the second half by Jenkins, assisted by Sydney Alexander, senior midfielder.
The Lady Braves out-shot Bethany 18-2 (11-1 in shots on-goal).
Ottawa (10-2-1, 5-1 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) play five more regular season conference matches before the conference tournament at the beginning of November. The match with Bethany was the first of a three-match home stand through Saturday.
The Lady Braves host Kansas Wesleyan (3-6-2, 2-2-1 KCAC) 5 p.m. Wednesday at Peoples Bank Field.